Track Of The Day – Lola Colt -‘Diamonds’


Sadly, we missed London sextet Lola Colt’s appearance at last year’s Liverpool Psychfest, due in no small part to the fact that we didn’t actually go.  We’ll chalk that one up to another victim of the recession, but it’s a shame we didn’t catch them because not only is their music a magisterial mix of dark seductive psychegaze illuminated by a gorgeous iridescent guitar glow, they’ve also listed ‘Pyschocandy‘ as being amongst their favourite albums of all time!  These kids clearly have style and taste and know their musical onions!

The band (named after a female spaghetti western hero played by singer/dancer Lola Falana) was formed after founding members Gun and Matt L spent time writing, refining and sculpting their sound until they felt ready to unleash their oeuvre on the world!  Their first gig involved supporting L.A. neo-psyche legends the Warlocks no less.

Today’s track of the day the fabulous ‘Diamonds’ is a slow burning object lesson in prowling sonic seduction with the sort of bewitching imperious vocals that can make strong men weak and weak men…. erm, strong.  There may well be an début album released this year, but in the meantime just lose yourself in the dark dense beauty that is ‘Diamonds’




Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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